The Theatres Trust

Glasgow Pavilion...the guilty pleasure that is a class act

30th July 2013

While the King’s and Theatre Royal operate with subsidies from local and national government, the Pavilion toils on unaided. To fill seats it is unashamedly populist. The only way you would see Wagner at the Pavilion would be if the portly gentleman of that name from The X Factor was on stage.

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London councils should consider creating 'cultural quarters'

30th July 2013

Report shows more than half of fringe theatres in the capital are insecure about their future – how can councils help?

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Cash boost for Theatre Royal Plymouth revamp

30th July 2013

The Theatre Royal revamp fund has been given a cash boost after two grant applications were given the thumbs up.

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Lords debate arts and wellbeing

29th July 2013

Concerns that funding for arts and health research could be scaled down were among issues raised in a House of Lords debate on the Arts’ Contribution to Education, Health and Emotional Well-being that took place last week.

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Small is beautiful when it comes to theatres

29th July 2013

Arts Council England has a terror of being seen as “Londoncentric”, giving disproportionate amounts of its shrinking grant to arts projects and artists in the capital, to the detriment of those in the English regions, and it’s a phobia others have come to respect, in that we don’t expect ACE to wade in to solve problems in London as they might in, say, Newcastle.

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Market Weighton theatre company donates hundreds to community

29th July 2013

A giant cheque gave local groups in the Western Wolds a big boost recently.

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Theatres Trust condemns office plan for Capitol Theatre, Aberdeen

27th July 2013

Plans to transform Aberdeen’s historic Capitol Theatre have been dealt a major blow after a conservation group moved to block the scheme.

The Theatres Trust has condemned proposals to turn the once-thriving Union Street entertainment venue into an office complex.

The Knight Property Group (KPG) wants to spend £30million on the building – an investment it says will kick-start the regeneration of the west end of the city centre.

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Report: 75% of small London theatres need significant upgrades

25th July 2013

Three quarters of the capital’s small theatres require significant upgrade or renovation, with most having raised no money at all towards the necessary refurbishment work, according to a report published this week by the London Assembly. It recommends the Greater London Authority sets up a capital fund for the city’s small theatres.

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Bristol Old Vic theatre could have dramatic facelift

25th July 2013

Under the multi-million pound plans the 1970s studio theatre would be knocked down to create a new entrance, while the current foyer through Cooper’s Hall would be returned to its original use as a banqueting hall. The new development is the second phase of the theatre’s refurbishment and organisers aim to complete it by the 250th anniversary in 2016.

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Stage struck Boris Johnson ready to realise his drama dreams with theatre groups

25th July 2013

London’s theatrical Mayor Boris Johnson could soon find his stage dreams realised after City Hall was encouraged to open its doors to allow theatre groups to rehearse and perform.

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